Devendra Bishoo happy to fulfil his fathers dream

Devendra Bishoo happy to fulfil his father s dream

By CricketCountry Staff

Chennai: Mar 19, 2011

Young West Indian spinner, Devendra Bishoo, who made his debut in the World Cup against England, revealed that it was his late father’s dream to see him in the West Indies jersey.

“I always wanted to represent the West Indies and I achieved my goal. But it was more than that. It was what my father wished for,” Bishoo was quoted saying to PTI, father, who lost his father Mohanlal, died 17 years ago.

The 25-year-old Guyanese, who came as a replacement for the injured Dwayne Bravo, made an impressive start to his career dismissing Jonathan Trott, Eoin Morgan and Luke Wright to finish with match figures of 3-34 against England on Thursday.

“When I got the news that I would be playing in the match against England, I immediately thought about my father and what he wanted for me,” said Bishoo.

“After he died it was just myself and my mother and she also encouraged me to achieve my goals. I know she is very happy and if my father was here I know he would been very happy too,” the leg-spinner added.

“I remembered the times when I used to get home from school and I would spend a lot of time bowling at my father.

“He realised that I could be a good bowler and he would give me the chance to bowl and learn as much as I could. He was a great help to me and I am happy I have made him proud, even though he is not here to see me,” the bowler said.

By CricketCountry Staff

Chennai: Mar 19, 2011

Young West Indian spinner, Devendra Bishoo, who made his debut in the World Cup against England, revealed that it was his late father’s dream to see him in the West Indies jersey.

“I always wanted to represent the West Indies and I achieved my goal. But it was more than that. It was what my father wished for,” Bishoo was quoted saying to PTI, father, who lost his father Mohanlal, died 17 years ago.

The 25-year-old Guyanese, who came as a replacement for the injured Dwayne Bravo, made an impressive start to his career dismissing Jonathan Trott, Eoin Morgan and Luke Wright to finish with match figures of 3-34 against England on Thursday.

“When I got the news that I would be playing in the match against England, I immediately thought about my father and what he wanted for me,” said Bishoo.

“After he died it was just myself and my mother and she also encouraged me to achieve my goals. I know she is very happy and if my father was here I know he would been very happy too,” the leg-spinner added.

“I remembered the times when I used to get home from school and I would spend a lot of time bowling at my father.

“He realised that I could be a good bowler and he would give me the chance to bowl and learn as much as I could. He was a great help to me and I am happy I have made him proud, even though he is not here to see me,” the bowler said.

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